Submitted by Descendants: Ralph R. and Stuart Allen CAMPBELL; Angela Lynn HILL
Daniel Campbell was born on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, on 12 December 1725, to Angus Campbell and Isobell Munroe. In 1749 he was married to Effia McLean, daughter of David McLean and Anna Gordon. Effia was born on 20 January 1726, on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. Around the year of 1754, they migrated t the colonies and landed around Wilmington, North Carolina and settled in Cumberland County. In the year 1781 Daniel was drafted into the Revolutionary Army from North Carolina and served from the latter part of September 1781 until March 1782. In 1836 while living in Florida, Daniel made application for a pension from the Revolutionary War, but was turned down because he only served six months. Daniel and Effie lived together until December 1843, when they both died one day apart, and are buried in the Old Sam Clary Cemetery, now known as the Magnolia Cemetery in Laurel Hill, Florida.
Daniel moved his family from North Carolina to South Carolina and lived there until around 1803. The author has a deed showing Daniel and Effie sold 400 acres of land to Flora McDonald in August 1803 for 30âï¿½¤’s. They moved from South Carolina to Alabama and are found in Conecuh County, Alabama in 1816. Around 1824 they moved to Florida, settling in Laurel Hill in what was then Walton County. Daniel had a son named Peter Campbell who married Christian McCaskill, daughter of Allen McCaskill and Margaret Morrison. Peter had a son named Allen Campbell who married Amelia Clary, daughter of James Decator Clary and Mary A.E. Carter. Allen served in the Civil War first, in the Confederate Army and later in the Federal Army at Fort Barrancas after it was federalized during the War Between the States.
Daniel Campbell was first established as a Florida Pioneer in 1986